Definition of road trip in English:

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road trip



1A journey made by car, bus, etc.
Example sentences
  • The road trip that results, as one would expect, is ripe with adventure, from motorcycle crashes, to drunken endeavours, to amorous encounters with beautiful women.
  • The remake tells the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone.
  • Miles resolves to go on a road trip with Jack, and heads up to California's wine region for a journey of self-discovery.
2North American A series of sporting fixtures played away from home.
Example sentences
  • Did you know that the basketball coach, gives each of his players a book before each road trip?


(road-trip) [no object] North American Make a journey by car, bus, etc. they road-tripped from New Jersey to Hollywood
More example sentences
  • Plato's a little thick, so he ends up cheating, and they end up road-tripping to Mount Olympus so he can wrestle in the Olympics.
  • It's not like the doctor was road-tripping through Antarctica where there's no cell phone coverage.
  • Through arrest reports and newspaper articles, he followed one activist as she road-tripped across the country from Oregon to California to Minnesota.



Example sentences
  • The festival has rapidly become a staple event for New Zealand musical road-trippers with line-ups that consistently feature premium musicians.
  • Ideally, teachers should be road-trippers, knowing the destination but finding their own route.
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